Don’t leave Singapore without trying laksa.
You can find both curry laksa and assam laksa in Singapore. But for the truly local version, go with the curry gravy option.
A bowl of curry laksa can only deliciously shine with the help of spicy coconut-based soup, which is the soul of this Peranakan dish. And fishcakes, prawns and cookles atop thick bee hoon noodles play their role well to give laksa a strong ocean notes. You can pair the dish with otah, a grilled-in-banana-leaves fish cake, to double that ocean flavor.
Since the noodles are always cut short before serving, you will no longer need a pair of chopsticks to wolf them down. Use a spoon to scoop out all the goodness.
Continue reading to know where Singaporeans have our best bowls of Laksa.
328 Katong Laksa
216 East Coast Road, Singapore 428914
Tel: +65 9732 8163
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
To many foreigners, 328 Katong Laksa has become synonymous with “Katong Laksa”.
328 Katong Laksa has many branches throughout Singapore, but the one in East Roast Road is the most famous, especially after it was graced by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay himself.
During a Hawker Heroes cookoff challenge years ago, he ‘lost’ to 328 Katong Laksa’s founder Lucy (regulars call her Nancy) and son Ryan Koh.
The walls at the outlet are adorned with posters of celebrities.
Albeit a bit pricey, their Laksa ($5.50 for a small serving) can be upgraded by paying $2 extra.
While most fans would say this used to taste much better in the past, there is still something special about the gravy – the balance of coconut flavour, richness, and freshness and sweetness of seafood.